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Creative Education System

An education system which promotes creativity among students, both in school level and at university level. If we ask a children what they want to be they would say something honestly but if we ask a young person about their dream..

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An education system which promotes creativity among students, both in school level and at university level. If we ask a children what they want to be they would say something honestly but if we ask a young person about their dream, most of them are not sure about their own dreams or just chasing their parents’ dream. Education system sometimes fails them to think or to pursue their own dream. I have not come across that many subjects in my whole school and 2 university degrees where creativities were heavily promoted to encourage students to think outside of the box rather focus was given to some theories and application of theories.

Some assignments encourage students to promote ideas but not with 100% freedom as students are required to fulfill some specific requirements (such as some pre-defined methodologies).

My idea is to make education system as a learning experience through creativity and deeper understanding, not a ticket to get a job. I am pretty sure almost all of us at one point being put off for thinking outside of the box and was told to follow the procedures. Promoting and rewarding innovative ideas from early childhood would make the society more entrepreneurial.

Why do we really need some 2/3 hours writing test for every single subject to demonstrate someone’s competency? How about instead of writing a test, demonstrating the whole idea in a practical way? Instead of giving a whole day lecture about some topics, how about showing it on work field and the list can go on.

Classroom environments also need to be creative, sitting inside of a classroom, surrounded by 4 white walls are not helping young people at all to appreciate what Mother Nature has to offer.


In this challenge, we want to create ideas with young people, not for them. Outline how you’re planning to involve young people or other end-users (parents, teachers, etc) in designing, iterating or testing your idea during the Ideas phase.

Through engagement of young people along with teachers and parents in the learning process. Parents can talk with teachers about their kids choices, teachers can guide students about their choices but students would be the one who would decide what choices they would make.

How might you envision your idea spreading across geographies or cultures so that it inspires young people around the world to cultivate their creative confidence?

Sharing inspiring stories about creative works which are completed by young people, using platform like OpenIDEO to share all these inspirational and success stories throughout the world.

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I like this. As a senior at the University of Texas, I have realized how people set up their whole lives just to get the first "real job". And I cannot stand that.

Our education system really needs to foster the creative minds at a early age. And that is why I like the concept of your idea.

Our youth really need to figure out what it is they would like to try and be and envision the next steps. It is still worth it even if they fail because they will know what kind of steps are needed to achieve their goals.

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Hi Dewan, interesting post! Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story with higher impact. You should be able to use the Update Entry button on the right of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. We know occasionally people have issues uploading images so let us know by hitting the Support tab on the left hand side of most pages of our site if you face any problems. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO. PS- here's some tips on adding visual goodness to your idea: http://ideo.pn/vis-uals]